John Guare's Lydie Breeze: Corrupt Ideals Haunt Gothic Melodrama
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The last date listed for Lydie Breeze was Sunday November 10, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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A young girl's suicide in an English industrial city brings a detective to the doorway of a British family, allegedly on a routine inquiry in connection with the death. But plot twists and surprises will keep you guessing during this haunting thriller about the respectable Birling family, whose secrets and sins are exposed when the mysterious Inspector Goole interrupts their lives. This popular drawing-room mystery by J.B. Priestley is a fascinating look into the world of a wealthy person as he or she is faced with guilt or blame for a moral wrong. A Broadway revival of An Inspector Calls won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Revival. Learn More
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Featured review from Bob Armstrong
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I do like it. Perhaps the most self-consciously arty of the John Guare plays I've seen. There's even one scene where he defuses the melodrama by having another character make fun of the artifice involved in the previous scene. I "got" most of the symbols and mythology he was accessing. The usual Guare theme of commoners attempting to know celebrities (House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees) continues from the first play in this trilogy (Women and Water, in which the heroine triumphs through a personal association with General Grant) with a Platonic twist I'd never considered before. Play is well-acted with attractive, non-fussy set design.